Meal Planner

Meal Planner

Don't forget the fish! Make a weekly meal plan and grocery list using this printable planner before hitting the supermarket. Find four of our favorite new seafood recipes here.

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The United States Department of Agriculture says twice a week, make seafood the protein on your plate. Increase the amount and variety of seafood consumed by choosing seafood in place of some meat and poultry.

Meal planning to meet this goal just got a lot easier!  MyPlate now has a mouth-watering fish entrées board on Pinterest that highlights healthful seafood recipes from all over the most popular recipe websites.  We’re so excited about this new go-to resource for guaranteed good-for-you fish recipes that we’ve decided to try them out and tell you what we think.  Join us and take the MyPlate Pinterest Challenge by making a recipe from the MyPlate fish entrées Pinterest board twice a week.


The Dish on Fish Blog

  • We have one food rule in our house: Dinner must be simple.

    And, this is one reason why we eat seafood at least twice a week for dinner. Fish cooks so quickly and rarely needs fancy or gourmet embellishment.

    I love this salmon dish. It literally takes less than 20 minutes to cook, from start to finish.

    Published: 02/05/2015 - 15:52     Comments: 0     Read More
  • This Breaded Cod Burrito is a total food fix. I was actually craving a Mexican restaurant burrito, complete with gooey refried beans and cheese.

    But, there were a few things that kept me from my Mexican burrito. I was working from my home office, and there was no time to run out for lunch. So, I did what any hungry person at home does... open my refrigerator and [sigh] stare at the contents, hoping something delicious will magically appear. And, it did.

    Published: 01/29/2015 - 16:18     Comments: 0     Read More
  •  Old Man Winter has been in full force on the East coast this week. These cold temps ran me into the kitchen to whip up some comfort food.

    Soup is my ultimate cold weather comfort food. But, mac & cheese runs a close second.

    Published: 01/15/2015 - 16:32     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Happy 2015!

    I enjoy this time of year... right after New Year's when the holiday bustle is gone but everyone seems busy. People are re-invigorated and inspired to make changes. And while I'm as excited as the next person to move on to a new year, I have to share this deviled eggs recipe I made on New Year's Eve.

    Published: 01/06/2015 - 16:42     Comments: 0     Read More
  • The winter holidays are in full swing, and Christmas is the hit this week. If you're cooking this Christmas Eve, try creating your own Feast of the Seven Fishes.

    Published: 12/22/2014 - 14:34     Comments: 0     Read More
  • For some strange reason, we had leftover cod and broccoli slaw from a fish and chips dinner. (My husband's fish and chips dinner is usually gobbled up the first night!)

    Published: 12/02/2014 - 11:10     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Want to "up" the nutrients on your Thanksgiving table this year? Try adding seafood to your menu.

    While seafood may not be one of the first foods that comes to mind when you hear "Thanksgiving," seafood is beginning to make its way into the turkey-based holiday meal. According to a recent article in the New York Times, lobster is no stranger to the Thanksgiving table of Maine-based chefs. 

    Published: 11/24/2014 - 16:29     Comments: 0     Read More
  • A mild white fish, branzino is tasty and delicate. And, it pairs perfectly with strong and salty foods, like olives and capers.

    While dining at 8407 Kitchen | Bar in Silver Spring, MD recently, I ordered the branzino. It was served with vegetables, capers, black olives and a savory black olive coulis. The mild Mediterranean fish soaked up the sauce, and it was delicious! 

    Published: 11/11/2014 - 14:25     Comments: 0     Read More
  • There I was... looking inside my fridge at lunch today. Leftover hemp seed tabbouleh with cucumber, tomatoes and parsley. Leftover quinoa made with currants and pumpkin seeds. So, I did any hungry person short on time would do...

    I combined them with some leftover white beans and added a pouch of salmon. The result: delicious!

    Published: 10/02/2014 - 16:08     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Cod and corn. These two c's make a chowder-licious soup.

    Lately, I have been on a kick to try new recipes. Maybe it's because the mornings are slightly cooler and the sky is been a little grayer (here on the East coast). Maybe it's because I'm bored with my mental cookbook. Whatever the reason, my family is embracing the break from our standard go-to recipes.

    Published: 09/09/2014 - 15:19     Comments: 0     Read More


Jennifer McGuire (L), Rima Kleiner (R)

Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD

As a nutrition science translator, blogger, media critic, and new mom, I believe the most important nutrition advice I can give is to only take nutrition advice from sound sources.  I earned my Master of Science Degree in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University in Boston, MA and my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. I am credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) and belong to the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), as well as the Food and Culinary Professionals practice group of the AND.

As a dietitian for the National Fisheries Institute, I work to help families enjoy seafood-rich diets.  Fish and shellfish not only boost our brain and heart health, they can be fast, simple, and delicious.  My favorite people to relish a good meal with are my husband, Lloyd, and infant son, Harris.


Rima Kleiner, MS, RD

I am passionate about good food, cooking, and helping others prepare healthy and tasty meals. Fish—packed with omega-3 fatty acids and protein—is a staple of those meals. In my role as a registered dietitian with the National Fisheries Institute, I track and translate the latest news on the nutritional benefits of seafood. My background includes degrees in Human Nutrition and Communications. I work with food and beverage groups, as well as individuals, teach nutrition to culinary students and create wellness programs for employers. I also often provide commentary for news media. When I am not cooking a healthy meal or running after my two young children, you can find me running, hiking or practicing yoga.

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  • NFI's 28th Annual Chowder Party
    Kick-off the 2016 Seafood Expo North America with old friends and new. Join us to celebrate NFI's 28th Annual Chowder Party to be held on Saturday, March 5th from 6pm - 7:30pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel conveniently located adjacent to the Boston Convention Center.